Diversity and Inclusion Policy

The British Damage Management Association is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity and inclusion amongst its membership and staff (Executive Committee, Directors and Employees). Our aim is that our membership and staff will be truly representative of all sections of society and each feels respected and able to give of their best.

To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide inclusion, respect and fairness for all in our membership and staff and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, gender reassignment, marital status (including civil partnerships and single sex marriage), race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or any other status.

We oppose all forms of discrimination. All members and staff whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly, equally and with respect. Acceptance for membership, elevation, training or any other benefit of membership will be on an equal basis. All members will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the membership will be fully utilised to maximise the benefit of the Association to its members.

Our members and staff are expected to follow our commitment and to do so in the positive spirit that this is intended.

Our commitment:

  • To maintain an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff and members are recognised and valued.
  • All members and staff are entitled to an environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of bias, intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
  • Training, development and progression opportunities are available to all members and staff.
  • To promote the fact that diversity and inclusion in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense and is a fundamental principle that businesses and bodies should embrace to reach their full potential.
  • We continue to review all our membership and employment practices and procedures to ensure fairness.
  • Breaches of our inclusion policy may be regarded as professional misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings by the Executive Committee.
  • This policy is fully supported by the Staff, Executive Committee and Directors.
  • This policy will be monitored and reviewed annually.

Policy last reviewed: 30 July 2020

Next review date:  Not later than 30 July 2023 or as regulation dictates